Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert
  • Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

DNF:

  • Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach

Finished:

  • The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton

Challenges:

#ShelfLove – 9 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 591

Total books for the year: 13 of 90.

Despite how much I’m reading, I’m not finishing books fast enough to catch up to my annual goal. I’m now 10 books behind schedule. I have no idea if I’m going to be able to catch up anytime soon, either, since I’m starting a new job on Wednesday.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
  • Start Late, Finish Rich by David Bach

Finished:

  • The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  • Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
  • The Library Book ed. by Rebecca Gray

Challenges:

#ShelfLove – 9 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 900

Total books for the year: 12 of 90.

Since all of the books I’ve been reading lately have come from the library, they don’t count for the #ShelfLove challenge. That’s ok, though, since any book I finish counts towards my annual reading goal, and I’m still 9 books behind schedule.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Finished:

  • How Should One Read a Book? by Virginia Woolf

Challenges:

#ShelfLove – 9 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 175

Total books for the year: 9 of 90.

“The Last Kingdom” show starts out almost exactly as the book does and I thought watching the show had ruined the book for me. However, the book then goes on into much further detail on what Uhtred’s life was like with the Danes, and it’s really good reading so far. I’m still glad I took a very brief break to read How Should One Read a Book?, though.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Finished:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins

DNF:

  • Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Challenges:

#ShelfLove – 8 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 219

Total books for the year: 8 of 90.

After I got my new library card, I placed a bunch of books on hold that were on my wish list but that had very few copies available and fairly long hold lists. My thinking was that would give me plenty of time to read books I already have and then be able to read the library books as they came available. I did finish all the books I’d been reading since before the move and started Lament, a library book, but now my holds are starting to come in already; The Last Kingdom becoming available over the weekend. I went ahead and DNF’d Lament then because as much as I wanted to like it, I didn’t, and it was painful to read.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Finished:

  • White Night by Jim Butcher
  • Packing my Library by Alberto Manguel

Challenges:

#ShelfLove – 7 of 51 books from my TBR.

Total pages read this week: 291

Total books for the year: 7 of 90.

I’m getting back into a normal routine in my new home, and that means I’m reading more, especially before bed. I also got my Columbus public library card!!! I’m super excited because, well, DUH! But also because the Columbus public library has over 30% of my current wishlist available to check out! Neither the San Francisco or Oakland public library systems had even half of that. Since I can’t buy any books this year, I’m thrilled that I will be able to check out so many of the books I’ve been wanting to read, especially since the majority of my books are currently in storage.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 120

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.

This week’s post is for the past two weeks since I was on the road with the Boyfriend and our two furbabies moving from California to Ohio. I didn’t get my computer set up in our new apartment until Saturday so this week’s #FitReaders Check-In will also be covering the past two weeks. I’ll also cover 10 of my TBR books in this Saturday’s Down the TBR Hole post. Now that we’re mostly settled in and back into a somewhat normal routine, I’m hoping to at least finish reading White Night.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 108

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.

Not much more reading this week than last week. More packing and I haven’t even been listening to any podcasts. I have to have everything ready to put in the moving truck by Friday.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: 80

Total books for the year: 5 of 90.

Not much reading at all this week. Instead, I’ve been packing up all of my books, discovering that lots of them never got scanned into my Goodreads, and listening to the “Reading Glasses” podcast to distract me from everything else. When I do read, I can’t stay focused for very long, so with the exception of the 80 pages of White Night, I’ve read part of “The Cozy Issue” of Bella Grace magazine while soaking in the tub with a Lush “Comforter” bubble bar.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
  • White Night by Jim Butcher

Total pages read this week: ?

Total books for the year: 5 of 90. My Dad passed away yesterday. I considered not posting anything at all today, but I wanted to at least let all of you know that I might be taking an extended blogging break, and if so, I will be back. This blog isn’t going to disappear without me saying so.

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.

Currently Reading:

  • Sixpence House by Paul Collins
  • Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff

Finished:

  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee

Total pages read this week: 221

Total books for the year: 5 of 90. For some reason, Sixpence House is difficult for me to pick up, but once I do, I don’t want to stop reading. Unfortunately, I tend to only read it before bed, and then have to force myself to be a Responsible Adult and put it down. I have an eye exam today, so I will be bringing the book with me in case I have any waiting to do.

What are you reading?